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14 June 2012 Slava’s SNOWSHOW Enthralls Residents and Visitors at the Bahrain Summer Festival

Children and adults alike enjoyed world renowned clown Slava Polunin and his company of clowns performing their fantastic ‘Slava’s SNOWSHOW’ in Hall 1B of the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre (BIECC) over the weekend. Organized as part of the Bahrain Summer Festival activities, Slava’s SNOWSHOW is a visual masterpiece combining traditional and contemporary theatrical clowning arts within a beautifully crafted stunning spectacle, that held the audience spell-bound in a joyous world of entertainment.

The show, held in Bahrain for the first time, proved very popular, attracting huge crowds of local and regional audiences. The Kingdom now joins more than 30 countries and 120 cities that have hosted this show, which won the Time Out, Olivier and Drama Desk awards for the most unique theatrical experience.

Dr. Ramesh Punnen, a resident of Bahrain who attended the performance with his family, enthused, "the children didn’t stop laughing. It was really exciting, especially as the performers interacted with the audience in creative ways using instruments and colours that overwhelmed everyone, both children and adults."

Jolly Jacob also attended the show along with her family. "We had a great time and the children really enjoyed the many diverse elements of this performance. We thank the organizers of the Bahrain Summer Festival for hosting this show," she said.

Ahmed Abdulfattah, a visitor from Saudi Arabia who brought his family to Bahrain to attend Slava’s SNOWSHOW, commented: "It’s an excellent show that really deserves to be seen. Now that we have seen the programme and enjoyed this performance, we are considering coming back to watch other shows within the festival."

 Daily shows of Slava’s SNOWSHOW are scheduled until 19th of June, 2012 and start at 7pm. Other shows planned as part of the Bahrain Summer Festival, which continues until 15 July, include the Wooden Circus by Karromato; renowned Turkish musician, Omar Faruk Tekbilek; Saudi rapper Qusai aka Don Legend the Kamelion in collaboration with DJ Outlaw and Flipperachi; a concert by the young local talent, Hala Alturk, and performances of the UK family favourite, The Sound of Music. The festival also offers a wide range of free-of-charge cultural, educational and fun activities at Nakhool City in BIECC where visitors can enjoy electronic games; technical colouring; painting workshops; dance sessions; a professional photography camp and a puppet camp for all age groups. Nakhool City is open throughout the duration of the festival from 2pm to 7pm on a daily basis.

Tickets for the Bahrain Summer Festival are exclusively available at Virgin Megastore at Bahrain City Center or electronically through Virgin Megastore's website Tickets will also be sold at the venues in which the events are due to take place, if seats are still available. Nakhool City shows will be free of charge while tickets for other shows range from BD2 to BD10, depending on individual seating preference.

Information about the Bahrain Summer Festival and its programme is available on its dedicated website in addition to the hotline, 8089 8000 973+ and the following social media channels:

Twitter: @bahrainsummer12



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